Saturday, June 10, 2006

Lobbing Information Over The Wall

So you want to correspond with a fellow like Newt Gingrich. Or George Gilder. Maybe Ted Nugent. Add George Soros to the mix while we're at it. Why? Because - say - you read an interview with them, or read one of their books. You see where they've got something a little wrong. You have .. The Answer. Or at least an answer.

No one, ever, has The Answer.

Correspond might be a little strong. You want to lob some information their way. Correspondance - in the sense of ongoing two-way communication - is optional. In the case of Mr. Nugent it might be unsettling. But it does no good to lob the information the old fashioned way - it's a waste of effort it you can't reach your target. I can't fire for effect because the target is obscured. And I can't get a forward observer into the area.

Those guys are ensconced behind a web of intermediaries. With good reason - they're famous. Every nut, loose cannon and irregular cog would be pestering them night and day if they had a public email address.

However these same guys, while being protected from the nuts, loose cannons and etc, are also being protected from information they really might need to see.

So what do you do? In my case I threw up a post on a mildly interesting website. If you've gotten this far, thank you. Maybe the target will be ego-surfing. Possibly he has a crew of people to do just that. Perhaps his best buddy will see this and become curious. You never know.


Well, no. I'm under no illusions as to how important I am, except to my wife and children. But Hugh does seem to nail that well, doesn't he?
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